Route pushing not working for IOS clients

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Route pushing not working for IOS clients

Post by truckerboy » Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:19 pm

When running OpenVPN client version 3.2.3 on iOS 14.6, pushing routes to the client to allow it to reach other private subnets behind the OpenVPN host is not working (host sees client IP as opposed to host IP).
Route pushing to Android clients works just fine.
My guess is IOS is unable to parse this line in OpenVPN server.conf:

push "route 1"

Anyone know how to make it work for both IOS and Android clients?

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Re: Route pushing not working for IOS clients

Post by openvpn_inc » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:09 am

Hello truckerboy,

On Android and iOS we have to go through the VPN API in the OS, which does not allow to specify alternate destination addresses.

You should use:
push "route"

Without specifying an alternate gateway address. And then ensure that your VPN server can reach the subnet you've just pushed.

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